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3.57 | 8 ratings

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siLLy puPPy
4 stars KRONICAS is the twofer compilation released by the Argentinian progressive folk band MAGMA in 1995 which showcases their first two albums 'Canto Para Una Consagracion' and 'La Transformaci'n.' Since the band remains fairly obscure this to date is the only release which has seen these albums on CD and the original LPs remain fairly expensive for collectors.

There are no perks here. There are no bonus tracks, there are no special features in packaging or nothing. This is pretty lo-fi all the way and all you get is the first two MAGMA albums on CD but unfortunately in order to fit both albums on the limitations of a CD, a few of the shorter tracks from'La Transformaci'n' were nixed. These three tracks 'El Atravido,' 'El Otro' and 'Nuestro Rio' can still only be found on the original vinyl LP released in 1985.

This is however recommended just to get the debut album which i like much better. Think of the second album as bonus tracks and all is good. MAGMA was a unique band in the Argentinean scene and still remains so as on the world's stage so definitely worth checking out for those interested in strange eclectic angelic jazzy prog folk. 3.5 but rounded up because it's the only way to get the first album on CD.

siLLy puPPy | 4/5 |


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